16 Apr '12, 11am

Nuclear Sunset — The Last Straw of the Nuclear Lobby?:

Nuclear Sunset — The Last Straw of the Nuclear Lobby?:

Where is the Positive Image of Nuclear Energy Coming From? Despite the problems and disasters of the past and present, nuclear power is still being praised for being a cheap, abundant, and clean form of energy production by many politicians. Of course, it’s also “safe” and without any kind of “waste management problems” (due to future developments that would make energy out of dangerous nuclear waste), but those slogans are a little harder to sell today, so the focus is usually on “clean” and “cheap”. While there is overwhelming proof that these pro-nuclear arguments are questionable at best, it’s a strange tradition that the pro-nuclear voices always seem to oversell their favourite product and try to turn this decade-old technology into some kind of silver bullet that fixes the problems of present and future generations alike. It’s even stranger or outright alarming that...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/16/nuclear-sunset-the-la...

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